• Bald Cypress and Water Tupelo along Cedar Creek

    Congaree

    National Park South Carolina

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  • Trail Conditions

    Trails have been adversely impacted by an active flood season and winter ice storms. They are littered with debris and many markers are missing. All hikers should use a compass and map when hiking in the park. A trail marking project is underway. More »

  • Paddling Conditions

    Numerous portages exist along Cedar Creek. Please plan accordingly when preparing to paddle in the park and be sure you are prepared for a safe trip.

Our Staff & Offices

Harry Hampton Visitor Center
Open 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Tuesday-Saturday
803-776-4396 phone
803-783-4241 fax

Tracy Stakely, Superintendent

Administration
Jonathan Belson, Administrative Officer
Chris Barrows, Administrative Support Assistant

Law Enforcement
R.D. Michael, Chief Ranger
Jared Gurtler, United States Park Ranger
Joe Meekins, United States Park Ranger

Maintenance
Doug Crossen, Chief of Maintenance
Laura Tyler, Facility Services Assistant
John Torrence, Maintenance Worker
Leona McManus, Maintenance Worker
Sean Kelsay, Maintenance Worker

Resource Management
Terri Hogan, Chief of Resource Management
Theresa Yednock, Biological Science Technician

Old Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center
Frank Henning, Director
David Shelley, Education Coordinator
Jamie Howard, Park Ranger

Southeast Coast Exotic Plant Management Team (regional program)
Lauren Serra, Liasion
Amorita Brackett, Supervisory Biological Science Technician

Interpretation
Lauren Gurniewicz, Chief of Interpretation
Corinne Fenner, Park Ranger
Lindsay Compton, Park Ranger
Jonathan Manchester, Park Ranger

Did You Know?

Students learn about the diverse forest community at Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park ranks among the most diverse forest communities in North America. There are 22 different plant communities in the park.